Health & Safety

Location
Alfred, NY
Undergrads
1,884
Tuition
$27,794
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: for the most part, Alfred is really safe. However, there have been reports of assaults recently so it makes me feel a little uneasy.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Alfred it so tiny, there's nothing dangerous about it. We occasionally get an email about an "assault" that occurred the previous night, but usually it was just some drunk girl overreacting about a guy talking to her.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I appreciate the presence of security on campus and I have needed to use it recently. It is hard when you are being threatened by another student on campus and you fear that any reporting of it will cause further retaliation from that person. That is why i feel better knowing there are security cameras and now I make sure to stay in their sight. I do feel safer knowing that security isnt that far away.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a criminal that has yet to have been found. The tefft snatcher. He attacked the same girl three times in the same spot and we haven't found him. what the heck?

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The invisible presence is everywhere.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 49th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 246th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1117th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chagmion Antoine
Hometown
Bronx, N.Y.
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At orientation, they give all the girls whistles, which they are supposed to blow in case some unknown assailant tries to drag them off into the woods. It is a nice gesture, but honestly, gas stations in Alfred still allow you to pump before you pay. The town is one in a chain of intimate communities where everyone knows their neighbors, and familiar names are always in the police blotter. It's one of the few instances where public shame is an effective deterrent to crime.

It's a small campus, so you're never too far from safety. There are emergency phones strategically placed around campus, and campus police are constantly patrolling on foot or on horseback. They'll even escort you the whole five feet to your dorm if your whistle's broken or you just don't want to go alone. The greatest danger to students at Alfred University is their own boredom. There just isn't much to do. The mixture of alcohol, idleness, and various types of frustration often leads to some pretty serious situations. If you want to survive four years at Alfred, bring your car—it's your only link to the outside world and Wegmans—but don't drive drunk. Discover clubs and intramurals, and wear bright colors if you plan on hiking nearby nature trails during hunting season.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Physical Plant Building, 1 Saxon Drive
(607) 871-2108
www.alfred.edu/students/living_at_au/campus_safety.cfm
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus safety report
  • Escort assistance service
  • Text message alert system
Health Center
Wellness Center
19 Park St.
(607) 871-2400
www.alfred.edu/students/student_services/health_center.cfm
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Confidential STD and HIV testing
  • Counseling
  • Drug screenings
  • Emergency care
  • General health care
  • Routine blood work
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 21 responses

  • 22% None
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 25% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 15% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 35% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 35% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 55% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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